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and historically violated tax laws. >> we're not going to let that distract us and the president from actually doing the people's work and fighting the middle class. >> too often, our politics aren't focused on the same things you are. >> we actually have a political party and a force in this country that thinks it's the right, morally correct thing to do to have a vote and to take insurance away from a fellow american. >> the president's got business -- >> i'm confident together, we will continue to never-ending task of perfecting our union. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. the republican master plan to take down obama care was revealed on the sunday talk shows this morning. republicans using the irs scandal to steal health care from 30 million americans. that's the plan. they think because the irs plays a very small role in implementing parts of this big law, that's going to affect a lot of people, the entire thing is just going to go to hell in a hand basket. their bogus logic makes absolutely no sense, but their mission is very clear and they're very up-front about it. first up,
>>> death in taxes. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. call me a charlie rangel fan. today i watched him at the hearings on the irs mess. i heard him say everything i believe. it's this. if you have a problem in a company or on a team or in a government agency, you deal with it. you get rid of the bad apples. it's the one sure way, only sure way to convince people what they're seeing as bad has been removed. now, if you want the company or team or government agency government, itself, to look back, hoot and holler. don't fix the problem, don't get rid of the bad apples. let them sit there and smell up the whole barrel. let them stink up all the apples. the republicans have a lot to holler about here. they have their fat target. what i'm impressed by is the lawmakers who sees the problem, wants to actually fix it because he, like me, believes in what government can do positively. i have two members of the house ways & means committee joining me tonight. and u.s. congressman dave reichart is a republican from was
for americans rchl i think john roberts is a corporatist. i think he is there to rule on a whole lot of tax an corporate issues. i think that's why he was put in. i think maybe he does care, he doesn't care. i don't think he wants to go down in history as anybody who has taken away rights that have been earned from people. he's not that naive. he would not want that to be his legacy. >> what does it say about mid western states like iowa an minnesota really have led on this issue. will the rest of the country and other states catch on. >> well, you know we're already seeing that america is evolve on the issue. but, you know, just in the last couple of weeks we saw rhode island and delaware join the ranks and have the freedom to mary. we're seeing movement in illinois, nevada and this week we saw poles toward a majority in michigan, arizona. the country is really having the conversation. let's not minimalize it's really personal experience and personal stories and the fact that people are talking about the issues that is really leading to the change that we're seeing. >> that's a key point w
>>> death and taxes. let's play hardball. >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. call me a charlie rangel fan. today i watched him at the hearings on the irs mess. i heard him say everything i believe, it's this -- if you have a problem in a company or on a team or a government agency, you deal with it. it's the only sure way to convince people that what they're seeing as bad has been removed. if you want the company or team or government agency or government itself to look bad, just hoot and holler and say how bad things are, but don't fix the problem, just let them sit there and smell up the whole barrel. let themstring up all the apples. charlie rangel did a lot here. what i'm impressed by is the lawmaker who wants to fix the problem because he believes in what government can be positively. i've got two members of the house ways and means committee joining me tonight. i want to start with congressman rikert. let's look at the tape and react to what we saw. let's listen. >> the reality is this is not a personnel problem. this is a pro
answers about why the irs targeted tea party groups seeking tax exempt status. >> as acting commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided. i think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload. the listing, as described in the report, while intolerable, was a mistake and not an act of partisanship. good morning. thanks for joining me. bombshells. did you hear any at this hearing? and i'm also curious about the impact on president obama. when they say it was a mistake, steve miller say it was a mistake and not an act of partisanship, are people buying it? >> not necessarily. while the watchdog who testified alongside him made it clear he didn't think there was any bit of partisanship in all this and that it was perhaps just a mistake in that they focused too closely on these groups, we did learn during this hearing that the treasury watchdog who had prepared the report began briefing members of the treasury department last june,
of the irs grilled about the tax agency using single key words to skrine out people for scrutiny. he did tell two higher-ups last june that he was going to be doing this investigation into how the conservative groups were treated. he told the deputy treasury secretary and the general counsel at treasury that he was starting this inquiry as to whether conservatives were being unfairly singled out. he told them he was starting this inquiry but obviously not what the inquiry had found since he hadn't found anything yet since he was just getting started. republicans have seized on this news because of the timing. saying it's important there were administration officials outside just the irs itself who knew before the election that there was at least a potential problem with the irs targeting conservative groups. shouldn't that have been disclosed publicly? could that have become a salient issue in the election had the administration disclosed that investigation was under way before everybody voted? is that's what happened today in today's hearing on the irs scandal. don't worry, in case you misse
tax. those are the low prices you have come to expect. part of the special sauce that keeps the prices so low is under protest. five major cities, new york, chicago, st. louis detroit and last wednesday milwaukee have seen fast food workers walk out on the job in protest of their wages and inability to unionize. that protest in milwaukee this past week drew between 150 and 200 workers. according to estimates by the strikers organizing. that's a little bit less than the original strike here in new york drew back in november. but it was 400 or so fast food workers that walked out in the detroit metro area strike earlier this month. $15 an hour as a wage floor is what the protesters are seeking. the minimum wage they're being paid now starts as low as the national rate of $7.25 per hour. it's the same as it was in 2010 when the median food and beverage worker made $18,130 per year. that means if you're the sole earner in a family of three, you would have been at the federal poverty line in 2010, precisely at it. let's say hur lucky enough to work 40 hours a week. today at minimum wage in
for special tax-exempt consideration. congressman paul ryan, a tea party favorite, joined the course of lawmakers accusing the administration of being behind an attempt to systemically scrutinize tea party groups. >> this is arrogance. this is big government cronyism. and this is not what hard-working taxpayers deserve. people deserve a government that they can trust, that's honest, that's impartial. equality before the law, and that is not what we are getting here. so to try to suggest that this is just bureaucratic snafus, we already know that that is not true. >> when asked if his comments of former secretary of state hillary clinton's role in the alleged benghazi cover-up should preclude her from running for president, this is what senator rand paul had to say. >> you know, in bill clinton's administration, when les aspen did not provide security in mogadishu, the famous black hawk down, he was asked to resign and he left and admit head made tragic error. >> sure, but nobody asked him to do it in iowa or new hampshire -- >> tragic errors were. >> and as the president gets round f
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